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  Event Details  
  Event Title   South-Western WA: Cyclone   
  Event Category   Cyclone   
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  Event Start Date   04/15/1991   
  Event End Date   04/28/1991   

Duration of Event

  13 day/s   
  Zone   Western Australia   
  Region   Perth, Bunbury   
  Map   219, 212   
  Human Casualties  
  People Killed   29   
  People Injured   10   
  People Affected   2,000   
  People Homeless      
  People Evacuated      
  Property Damaged   Damaged Destroyed  
  Home   100      
  Boats   15      
  Ships     1    
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  Insured Cost  
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  Information Sources  
  Source/s   Printed Press - West Australian   
  Severity/ Impact      
  Impact Range      
  TC Fifi moved down the coast and became a low pressure system, bringing high winds to half the State. It left an estimated 100,000 homes without power, caused numerous road accidents (resulting in two deaths) and sparked over 40 scrub and telegraph pole fires, plus three larger fires at York, Mandurah and Hervey.

About 65 homes partly unroofed in the Perth metropolitan area, while in the Swan River, dozens of boats slipped their moorings and many ran aground.

At Jurien Bay, on the central coastal area north of Perth, a 15m fishing boat was capsized by a large wave and three people were rescued.

The additional 27 deaths occurred at sea when the bulk ore ship, the 140,000 tonne 'Mineral Diamond' sank off the WA coast in huge seas.